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Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2C0, Canada
+1 902-762-2530
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Fall tour Nova Scoita 2017

Excellent village to learn more about the history of early Nova Scotia. The buildings depict how... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
Robert T
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West Unity
Nice stop

Interesting to visit ... great view. It's been a while since I visited the one in NB but I seem to... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
travelfun001
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Toronto
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Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia) invites you to step back in time and discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians in the early 1900s.
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91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-762-2530
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Excellent village to learn more about the history of early Nova Scotia. The buildings depict how the Acadien people would have lived and worked. Very knowledgeable tour guides in the buildings and on the grounds. Nice gift shop and snack bar are located in the...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our site and that your visit educational as well as enjoyable.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Interesting to visit ... great view. It's been a while since I visited the one in NB but I seem to recall it was larger.

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for doing a review of our site.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

We were amazed with the beauty of this site. All of the staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the buildings and the work that would have been done at the time. They are dressed in period costume. There are places with...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our site and that you enjoyed your visit. Regarding your comment on the gift shop item, we realize that it's important to have products that are made locally and we will look into this matter before we...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Excellent place to visit. All staff are knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. As you first enter "le village" you will be met by beautiful scenery. We got to see some cows and a calf. Loved the way they built the chicken coop enclosure. In one of...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

I want to thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our site. You covered pretty well everthing that we have to offer and I'm happy to hear that your visit was a pleasant one.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is a must see stop for visiting Nova Scotia. If you are interested in history, this village has it. Authentic homes and village with wonderful interpreters that know what they are talking about. And very friendly! We spent most of a day here and...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

So glad to hear that you had a good experience at our Village. Thank you.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

The blacksmith shop, the boat building shop, and the modest homes that housed large families are all presented by local Acadians dressed in period clothing. It brings to life the hard conditions under which they lived in the early 1900's

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

I want to thank you for taking the time to review our site.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Village experience. All the staff working there are of Acadian ancestry. They are proud of their heritage and happy to share their stories with visitors. The blacksmith, dory builder and lobster fisher did a great job as did the ladies in...More

Thank Pat G
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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

I am so happy to hear that you had a good experience at our Village. We focus on presenting the Acadian story in an interactive manner and you described it very well. Thank you.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

About 40 minutes from Yarmouth. The setting for this village is beautiful. Interpreters dressed in period clothing we're very friendly and willing to explain the history of the Acadians in the area. We think it is worth the time. The gift shop was nice and...More

Thank Gary S
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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you for doing a review of our site and for the positive comments.

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The site is a sort of pioneer village, showing conditions in the early years of Canada. Although I'm not normally a great history buff, I was very interested in the skills involved in both the boat building and fishing net making. The presenters were true...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

I want to thank you for taking the time to do a review of our site. We showcase the daily life of the Acadians of this region, as it would have been in the 1900's. We are proud of our Acadian heritage, but we are...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on a whim at the beginning of a trip from Yarmouth to Halifax, and fell in love immediately. Before we knew it, we had spent all morning and well into the afternoon. It is a visually stunning setting, and the reenactors could...More

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

I want to say thank you for taking the time to review our site and for the wonderful comments that you provided.

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Response from Allan H | Reviewed this property |
How long is a piece of string? I spent 6 hours including a light lunch break but, some people, a lot less. The village is so redolent of the 1900's Acadian history that if so minded you can spend an hour in each of the... More
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